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Art Center planning to host student artists from Ellis

Published 9:42am Friday, April 5, 2013

The Austin Area Art Center will host a group of young emerging artists from Ellis Middle School.

Linsey Olesiak, Ellis art teacher, organized a show of artwork created by students from grades six, seven and 8. The exhibit will run from April 3 through April 28 at the art center’s gallery in Oak Park Mall. The Art Center invites the community to a reception to be held in honor of the artists on April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Austin Area Art Center, with refreshments served and prizes awarded.

“There are about four to seven girls that come into the art room every day before school to make art,” Olesiak said. “They all have advisory teachers that they are supposed to be with from 8-8:15 a.m., but they always ask if they can come to the art room to work on various projects.”

Olesiak said some of the girls haven’t been in her class yet, but still know they can go and be creative with their friends.

“Over the course of the year they have made a lot of high quality art, some of which will be displayed at the art show,” she said. “I personally have grown very fond of our morning art time that we share every day, and it has been a great time to get to know my students more and watch them grow in their creative confidence.”

For more information on this exhibit, future exhibits and class offerings, call the center at 507-433-8451 during regular business hours, Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. More information is available by email at austinartcenter or on the Web at www.austinarea or on Facebook.

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